Sugar snap peas are a delicious and nutritious vegetable that is an excellent addition to any meal. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook sugar snap peas on Stove, along with tips and tricks for preparing and serving them.
1. FAQs When Cooking Sugar Snap Peas
1.1. Are Sugar Snap Peas Better Raw or Cooked?
If I had to choose between raw or cooked sugar snap peas, I would say that they are better cooked. Cooking sugar snap peas helps to enhance their natural sweetness and brings out their flavor, while also softening their texture.
1.2. Should I Blanch Sugar Snap Peas Before Stir Fry?
You should blanch sugar snap peas beore stir fry, because this helpful to ensure that they cook evenly, maintain their bright green color and their crisp texture.
1.3. How To Clean & Cut Sugar Snap Peas?
Rinse the sugar snap peas under cold running water to remove any dirt or debris.
Trim off the stem end of the sugar snap peas using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.
Remove the tough string that runs along the length of the sugar snap pea by gently pulling it down from the pointed end towards the stem end, if the sugar snap peas are large.
Once the sugar snap peas are trimmed and de-stringed (if desired), they are ready to be used in your favorite recipe.
2. How To Cook Sugar Snap Peas on Stove
- 1 pound sugar snap peas, ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon oil (such as vegetable, canola, or peanut oil)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Blanch or boil prepared sugar snap peas for about 1-2 minutes in salted water until they turn bright green, then quickly transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat and add the oil. Swirl to coat the pan.
Add the minced garlic to the pan and stir-fry for a few seconds until fragrant. Next, add the sugar snap peas to the pan and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, tossing frequently, until they are tender but still crisp.
Season the sugar snap peas with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.
3. What To Serve With Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas
Sauteed sugar snap peas can make a great side dish that complements many main dishes. Here are a few ideas for what to serve with sauteed sugar snap peas:
Protein: Sauteed Sugar snap peas can be served with a variety of proteins, such as tofu, chicken, shrimp, or beef, to make it a more substantial meal.
Rice: Sauteed sugar snap peas can be served over a bed of rice, such as brown rice or jasmine rice, creating a satisfying and well-rounded meal.
Salad: Sugar snap peas stir fry can be served as a topping or side for a fresh salad, adding crunch and flavor to the dish.
Quinoa or other grains: Sauteed sugar snap peas can be served with quinoa or other grains, such as farro or barley, for a healthy and filling meal.
Sauteed sugar snap peas are a delicious and nutritious dish to enjoy this versatile vegetable. With the instructions that I have shared in this article, I hope that you know how to cook sugar snap peas properly at home. Good luck.